Is Science Important?

What would America be like if science were permitted to inform decision making, and if scientific issues that concern the world’s future were a natural part of a broad national conversation?

The campaign to have a presidential debate focussed on science is gathering steam.

It’s unrealistic to expect candidates to actually know anything about science but, surely, it’s not unrealistic to expect them to know the importance of science, or how science works or how science should inform policy?

It’ll never happen of course because so many of the republican candidates (and their constituents) are anti-science…but…we can dream…

It makes me wonder: Who was the last president who was not a lawyer or a general?

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Ragged Clown

Based in San Jose, California

One thought on “Is Science Important?”

  1. Huh. That’ll teach me:

    “He attended Georgia Tech and Jackson State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics.”

    Summary of the last few:
    – history (rejected by Texas School of Law)
    – law
    – oil
    – economics and sociology, actor
    – physics, submariner
    – law
    – law

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